Brnabic: Both Belgrade and local election to be held on June 2nd

The Serbian Parliament Speaker, Ana Brnabic, confirmed that both the local elections and the Belgrade elections would be held on the same day, June 2.

She said the decision was made following consultations with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and although she described the government’s proposal as better, she said the decision was a good one.

“After consulting the president, we have decided to accept the request of the opposition assembled around the Serbia Against Violence (SPN) and NADA coalition, and to call all the elections that were originally supposed to be held in July and August”, said Brnabic.

“This will require changes to Article 25 of the Law on Local Elections. It is important that we do this as soon as possible, so my request to all parliamentary caucuses is to do this by this afternoon,” she said.

According to Brnabic, at the meeting, the Serbian President insisted that stability was the most important thing for the country at this moment.

She also underlined that greater political cohesion was needed and that there should be no more divisions because national issues require time and energy to be resolved.

Brnabic added that the discussions held over the past 17 days were “healing” and thanked everyone who participated, noting that that was the way to achieve stability and demonstrate seriousness and responsibility.

“I believe some will say they got everything they had asked for, that they won, that we only react to pressure,” she said, adding that many challenges await Serbia.  

“Today seems like a good day for democracy and politics in Serbia,” said Brnabic.

The Parliament Speaker also said that the implementation of the ODIHR recommendations would continue.

(Danas, 18.04.2024)

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